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june 19th update

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will reopen exclusively to members for a special "Membership Appreciation Week" on Tuesday, June 23rd and Thursday, June 25th from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. These special days are intended to thank museum members and supporters for their generosity during this challenging time.

The museum will reopen to the public with limited hours of operation starting on Wednesday, July 1st. New operating hours will be Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. During this first phase of reopening, the Rutkowski Discovery Gallery, Milliken Auditorium and lobby, and Dutmers Theater will remain closed. Admission to the museum will be limited to a maximum capacity of 50--wait times may be required in the event that the museum reaches capacity. 

Visitors are able to purchase tickets in advance through a new Museum Store website. In addition to ticketing, the Museum Store will offer both shipping and curbside pick-up options for shoppers. The store has a limit of four shoppers at a time, and patrons will be asked to sanitize hands before handling any merchandise. For both museum admission and store purchases, credit and debit card is preferred at this time.

A few tips to keep in mind when visiting the museum:

  • Per NMC policy, face coverings are required when entering the museum
  • Please practice social distancing of six feet
  • The museum has a total occupancy of 50 during our first phase of reopening
  • The museum store has a total occupancy of 4 during our first phase of reopening
  • All patrons will be asked to utilize hand sanitizer stations upon entering the building
  • Please stay home and enjoy our virtual programs if you are sick or symptomatic

May 18th UPDATE

The Dennos Museum Center will remain closed until further notice along with NMC. Please follow this link regarding NMC's policy and updates for COVID-19. Online programming including webinars, artist coversations, and DRAW NoMI programming can be found using the links at the top of this page.

Our spring exhibits, 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World, Pulped Under Pressure, and Ergo Sum: A Crow a Day have been extended through August 16, 2020. Although we remain closed at this time, we hope to welcome back patrons later this summer for these exhibitions. 


may 1st update

The Dennos Museum Center will remain closed through May 28th due to Gov. Whitmer's latest Executive Order. For more information about NMC's policy and updates regarding COVID-19, please follow the link here.


April 27th update

The Dennos Museum Center will remain closed through May 15th due to the extension of Stay Home, Stay Safe order by Gov. Whitmer. For more information about NMC's policy and updates regarding COVID-19, please follow the link here.

In addition, we have added more concerts for the Live & Local Concert Series featuring Levi Britton on Wednesday, April 29th at 5:00 p.m. and Miriam Pico on Friday, May 1st at 5:00 p.m. These concerts help support Crosshatch's Artist Emergency Fund and are sponsored by Chateau Chantal. Learn more about the Live & Local Concert Series here.


april 16th update

The Mystical Arts of Tibet has been canceled at this time. Although we are still working on rescheduling this event, we have been unable to confirm the evening performance for their week-long residency. Therefore, we felt it was most appropriate to cancel at this time.

All ticket buyers will be issued refunds. Please contact our Audience Engagement Manger, Chelsie Niemi at cniemi@nmc.edu if you have any questions, or have not received a refund after several weeks. Both MyNorth and Brown Paper Tickets are experiencing high volumes of cancellations and refund requests, so your refund may take a few weeks to process.

Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you at future events.


April 12th update

The Dennos Museum Center will remain closed through April 30th due to the extension of Stay Home, Stay Safe order by Gov. Whitmer. For more information about NMC's policy and updates regarding COVID-19, please follow the link here.

In addition, we have canceled the last two Indie Lens Pop-Up screenings scheduled for April 23rd and May 14th. Information about how to stream both films online for free is available here


march 25th update

CONCERT SERIES UPDATE

The Mystical Arts of Tibet is still postponed until further notice. Our staff is coordinating with the performers and with Arts Midwest to reschedule their residency and evening performance for next concert season. Please consider paying it forward and keeping your tickets. We will record your seats for next year's Concert Series through our new ticketing service, Brown Paper Tickets. If this event cannot be rescheduled and must be canceled, ticket refunds will be issued promptly for all ticket buyers. If you would like a refund for this event now, please email our Audience Engagement Manager, Chelsie Niemi at cniemi@nmc.edu.

Loudon Wainwright III will be rescheduled for Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7PM. All Brown Paper Ticket buyers' seats will be updated for that date. If you purchased your seats through MyNorth Tickets, your seats have already been recorded in Brown Paper Tickets. Your tickets for the show will be available at will call at the Dennos box office the night of the event.

Next concert season, we will no longer be accepting MyNorth Tickets at the door.


If you are unsure of which ticketing site you used to purchased tickets and would like more information or a refund, please email Chelsie Niemi at cniemi@nmc.edu.

ONLINE PROGRAMMING

Be on the look out for more online programming. We will be working with and helping support other area arts and cultural organizations to present Draw NoMI programs on social media. To find out more information, please visit our website here


MARCH 23RD UPDATE

The Dennos Museum Center will be closed to the public through April 13th following Executive Order No. 2020-20 by Gov. Whitmer. You can find more information about the Executive Order here. For more information about NMC and COIVD-19, please click the link here


March 19th update

The Dennos Museum Concert Series has been postponed until further notice. Our staff is working with performers to look at rescheduling these events. 

Details should be available in the coming weeks. At this time, our staff is working remotely per NMC policy, but know that we are doing all that we can during this unprecedented time. If you need to contact staff please email our Audience Engagement Manager, Chelsie Niemi, at cniemi@nmc.edu

For the educational performances, please contact Jason Dake at jdake@nmc.edu.

Ticket buyers, we appreciate your support of the Dennos Concert Series and ask for your patience as we determine whether we can reschedule these events. If our shows must be canceled, details for refunds will follow. 


March 14th Update

Dear Dennos Museum Center Community,

With careful consideration for the health and safety of our community, The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will close to the public effective Sunday, March 15th through Sunday, April 5th. Events scheduled during that time have already been canceled. 

The Dennos Museum Center will carefully assess the situation with NMC and reevaluate in the coming weeks. We hope to have resources available online in the coming days so that visitors, students, and community members may continue to enjoy our collections during this temporary closure.

Museum employees will still report to work for their regularly scheduled hours. For the most up-to-date information from NMC on COVID-19, please click here.

Take good care and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Sincerely,

Craig Hadley
Executive Director